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- Orion Grassroots Network Internship and Career Service -- "Connecting students and professionals with cutting-edge environmental and social change work, the Internship & Career Service advertises internships, jobs, apprenticeships, and Americorps opportunities available with organizational members of the Orion Grassroots Network, a rapidly growing coalition of 800 grassroots organizations doing vital work in their communities and home-places. This place-based work -- in conservation, education, restoration, agriculture, and activism -- represents the future of the movement for environmental stewardship and social justice."
The following internships participate in the Everett Public Service Internship Program. The Everett Program encourages students to participate in the challenges and rewards of public interest work while providing the public interest community with the dedication, energy and idealism that interns bring to their work.... Everett interns are exposed to a broad range of issues during their tenure at public service organizations. During ten weeks, Everett interns will work diligently with skilled and dedicated mentors to gain first-hand experience on the front lines of public service. The Everett Program ... encourages students' future involvement in public service by acquainting them with the challenges and rewards of public interest work.... Henry and Edith Everett established their Everett Public Service Internship Program in 1989. Since then, two thousand students from communities across the country have discovered the immense satisfaction of contributing to society, while acquiring significant knowledge, experience, and career development opportunities. A sense of community and camaraderie is fostered among the Interns in our Program. Each internship lasts ten weeks and provides $230 weekly for expenses. Everett Interns work on substantive projects, develop professional skills, and gain knowledge about the enormous societal impact of public service. Internships start no earlier than May 23rd and no later than June 13th.
Ashoka seeks to develop the profession of social entrepreneurship by searching the world for the strongest new ideas championed by capable, innovative social entrepreneurs. Individuals selected as Ashoka Fellows are provided with seed financial investments, nonfinancial services, and professional support to further their causes. Interns will provide direct assistance to both senior staff and Fellows by creating a knowledge base in relevant social change areas. They will help develop a global marketing strategy, research case studies, create and implement measures to gauge the effectiveness of our Fellows' projects, and work to secure funds with the development department. Please submit an application at http://www.ashoka.org/involved/internships.cfm by April 1st. Contact: Matthew Mechenbier, Ashoka, 1700 North Moore Street, Suite 2000, Arlington, VA 22209; tel. (703)527-8300 x273; fax (703)527-8383; email@example.com.
- Community Resource Exchange
CRE is a management assistance organization dedicated to strengthening community organizations working in NYC's poorest communities. Each year, CRE works with more than 200 organizations. CRE is seeking to hire Interns with a specific interest in management assistance and capacity-building for nonprofit organizations. Interns will be assigned to work alongside CRE Program Associates with clients on various management tasks including board training and strategic planning, among others. In this capacity, Interns will act as program assistants with responsibilities to research, write, facilitate, and edit tasks in support of individual client relationships. Additionally, Interns may be assigned special projects in support of client work or internal agency processes, e.g., developing the resource library, placing content on the Web site, or engaging in marketing activities. Please apply by March 15. Contact: Caren Brown, Program Assistant, CRE, 39 Broadway, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10006; tel. (212)894-3389; fax (212)616-4994; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Co-op America
Co-op America tackles issues such as sweatshops, deforestation, socially responsible investing, and growing the green sector of our economy. This worker-managed membership organization is dedicated to creating a socially just and environmentally responsible society by harnessing economic power. With 60,000 individual and over 2,000 business members, Co-op America's unique approach involves working with consumers, businesses, and investors simultaneously for positive social change. Our Interns are an important cornerstone in Co-op America's diverse programs. Interns will gain practical experience in research, writing, public education, and project management. Internships will be available in: publications, green business research, corporate responsibility research, Green Festival outreach, and advertising. Visit our Web site for full job descriptions and application instructions. Please apply by April 1. Contact: Amanda Chehrezad, Co-op America, 1612 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006; tel. (202)872-5307; fax (202)331-8166; email@example.com.
- Harlem Children's Zone
Harlem Children's Zone is a community-based organization dedicated to reducing the problems of truancy, violence, foster care, pregnancy, poor school performance, and lack of self-esteem among high-risk New York City youth. The Harlem Children's Zone has worked successfully in truancy reduction and pregnancy prevention. It is also the home of The Rheedlen University for Community Education (TRUCE), an award-winning media literacy and arts education program for adolescents. Interns will develop arts based project ideas, prepare lesson plans, and teach media literacy and video production. Please apply by mail or fax by April 4. Contact: Tramaine Ugie, TRUCE, 147 Saint Nicholas Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10026; fax (212)663-0560; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- New York Cares
New York Cares coordinates more than 300 hands-on volunteer service projects every month for teams of volunteers and corporations across New York City. The two Annual Events Interns help plan our annual New York Cares Day, a one-day volunteer-a-thon in public schools occurring each October. Responsibilities include making site visits to schools; managing databases; researching potential project support providers and vendors; and creating recruitment, training, and volunteer correspondence materials. The Community and Corporate Department Intern helps develop and plan service projects for summer and fall 2005. Responsibilities include researching potential projects and making associated site visits, assisting with project planning and implementation, and creating/updating volunteer training and support materials. The Education and Technology Department Intern will research and develop curriculum and communication materials relating to social issues addressed by New York Cares programs, with a particular focus on youth and education projects. All applicants must have excellent writing, computer, interpersonal, and problem solving skills. Indicate in your cover letter your desired internship (you may apply for all three) and what you hope to derive from this internship. Do not e-mail your application information. Please apply by March 19. Contact: Jasmine Clarke, New York Cares, 214 West 29th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001; tel. (212)228-5000; fax (212)228-6414; email@example.com.
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